Yes I still live. I just haven’t really had a whole lot of stuff to write about, thus the lack of blog posts. I have mostly been leveling alts or professions. I recently “powerleveled” herbing on the DK and then attempted to powerlevel inscription. It wasn’t exactly full on powerleveling, but I sure as heck wasn’t going back to leveling her and not being Outlands ready. I think I actually over prepared her.
Oh well, I am really not complaining :D
Now that the money sink with the leveling is gone I can focus her earnings towards my money total. So far I am just under halfway to my goal. If I look at the full on goal that I will actually have to do, then I am only 1/4 of the way there. The immediate goal though, that is just under halfway. If the glyph market wasn’t so cut throat I might actually make more and thus speed up my completion to the 2nd half of what I want to save up for.
Speaking of the glyph market on this server. Holy hell are they confused here. Glyphs that are “required” for certain specs are listed for a couple silver and glyphs that are “worthless” are listed for several gold and rarely sell.
There are a few that get listed for decent amounts (thank you for small favors!) and I have been able to make some money selling those. I haven’t started with the making of specific glyphs yet. I am still trying to sell the glyphs I made while leveling. Now I didn’t make just any old glyph, I made ones that looked like they would be worth something. Considering I have made several hundred gold from the sales of these glyphs, I would like to think I guessed correctly. The problems I have now mostly revolve around actually selling what I have left.
The weekends tend to sell more glyphs. When you think about it, it does make sense. People are leveling and working on alts on the weekend. They are more likely to purchase glyphs then. Raiders don’t usually buy glyphs right before a raid. It happens, but not enough to rely on to make money.
I am still not quite sure how serious I want to get about this. Yeah it is kind of fun playing the AH, but ultimately I don’t have the focus or the time to spend so much effort on this. I still haven’t downloaded auctioneer yet. I just don’t care THAT much, you know?
Oh well, I have plenty of time to get to my goal. So I am not quite stressing yet. :D
As for the alts, well the baby pally dinged 43 last night. I popped her in the random dungeon in the hopes of getting her a new cloak (she still has the one from SFK) and I ended up with the same blue shoulders I had equipped. What did happen was she topped the overall damage AND dps for the group (and we had a mage too!). This was on top of cleansing the crap out of everything that popped up. We had a priest healing and she obviously couldn’t do a damn thing about the poison, and the bear tank sure as hell wasn’t doing a damn thing about it. That left me. Most of the time I got the cleanse off before the priest did. That made me feel smart and special. :D The tank and healer were guildies and were pretty good. I do know that the tank had no problems holding and keeping threat. It was refreshing.
I am at that stage with her where I don’t know where to quest. I actually went to Tanaris and did the quests that I could there, but I ran out. I have one red quest there. I know I could go back to STV, but frankly I am kind of tired of the place. I was just there on the roguelette and I did a bunch of quests there already. Right now I flew over to Feralas and picked up the one quest there. Have I mentioned how much this area sucks for Alliance? Worst boat ever. I guess I could head over to the Hinterlands and pick up the one or two quests there. I can’t remember what level I need to be for Searing Gorge, I think high 40s. I’ll have to go look it up. I might just keep queuing up since melee dps as a pally isn’t as bad as it is with my rogue.
Slice and I leveled the DKs for a bit on Sunday and last night. They both dinged 63 and are currently in Zangermarsh. I enjoy Zangermarsh for some reason. I know I will take the roguelette through there because I want to check it out as Horde. I am not sure why I skipped it over on Lyssi when she was leveling. I think I just went almost straight to Nagrand on her from HP. I honestly cannot remember where she leveled. I’ll have to go back and check that out too. I just know she was like 64 when she finished HP vs the DKs which were 61.
I am having a bit more fun this time around with the DK. When I leveled my DK on Bloodhoof I didn’t have this much fun outside of HP. When I think about it, at that time Unholy was the bastard red-headed step-child of the dps choices. Everyone was dpsing as Blood and laughed at me for playing Unholy. I picked it because you got a pet. It is that simple. I didn’t really figure out what I was supposed to do until I was almost in Northrend and at that point I was bored with it. This time around I kind of have a better idea of what I am supposed to do. I still need to set up NTK with the diseases and such, but at the moment I am not really all that worried. Stuff dies too quickly.
Like last night: Killed Boglash. Level 63 elite. Almost soloed it. Slice came in when the mob was at about 40% health. I still had my potion and lifebloom available. I was rocking it. I think I did over 600 dps on it. I was level 62. :D
My method to DK dpsing is to count the debuff buttons under the mob’s frame. If there are less than 5 then I am missing something. Then I spam some more buttons and go from there.
Hey it works!
Slice is still trying to find a spec that works for him. He doesn’t like Unholy because having a pet class isn’t his thing. Too many buttons to push for him. He liked blood, but that dps style is going the way of the dodo so he didn’t want to get hooked on it. Last night he respecced to Frost and seems to enjoy that. He has been having fun with leveling them (I think the biggest draw is they are in Outland) and wants to level them more. It works for me.
The leveling group is going. As Del mentioned on Monday, we got to level 20 this weekend. Some of us *cough*Zari*cough* continued leveling and now the rest of us need to catch up. Kate said she would help me with the leveling so that I didn’t have to run around yelling “LOLSMITE!” over and over again. I will most likely take her up on that offer this weekend. I have a feeling we will not be leveling the group until maybe next week.
Now others have said “why don’t you just have everyone level to a certain level and then make it to where you guys all are a certain level by a specific date” or something along those lines. That would work if we were leveling these toons to have another 80. That isn’t the goal for these guys. The original plan was to make leveling a challenge. We were going to 3 man dungeons. Then it got upped to 4 manning dungeons. Now it is a full group of 5 and we are leveling through the LFD tool. The goal is still just leveling as a group. There isn’t a set “OMG we need to level NAO!” mentality. This is why I made a solo leveling toon. It is also why that said solo leveling toon is now 43 and my priest is barely 20.
Oh well, it will eventually sort itself out.
I still haven’t installed Dragon Age, much to Slice’s disappointment. It isn’t that I don’t want to play, I just haven’t been in the mood for it. I am either playing WoW or Plants vs Zombies. I also bought myself Spore as my birthday present to myself. So far I like it, but I am not quite sure if it will ever suck me in completely. I heard so much about the character creation and yet it has some serious things that are lacking. I particularly dislike how I can’t increase the size of certain areas of the creature’s body. Like the head. I was able to do it ONCE and ever since then I haven’t been able to do it again. Kind of pisses me off. I don’t like having the type of head on my creature that I keep getting stuck with. Oh well.
PvZ is going well. I beat the adventure game. I have also completed all the puzzle games. Right now I am working on the mini-games. Once I get those beat I will start working on the survival modes. I have already beat day and night for the front yard. I am trying to get more money from the mini-games and my zen garden to buy up all the special plants from Crazy Dave. So far I think this is my favorite birthday present. Thanks again sweetie!
Just as an aside, glyph is a PITA word to type out. I keep wanting to type gphly, or ghylp or gylph. *sigh*